Canada's Oilsands Industry Comes Of Age

Eric P. Newell Syncrude Canada Ltd. Edmonton This aerial view of the Syncrude Canada Ltd. plant shows the extraction facility at left, utilities plant and upgrading complex near the center, and feed breakers in the foreground. All photos appearing in this feature are courtesy of Syncrude Canada. A panoramic view of the North Mine. [59,432 bytes] A 240-ton heavy hauler and electrical cable shovel are used to mine oilsands at Syncrude Canada's North Mine. The Caterpillar 793B heavy hauler, when fully loaded, weighs as much as a Boeing 747 jumbo jet. [40,019 bytes] Two heavy haulers are shown performing a "double dump" at the cru...

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